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Bad Homburg

Germany is located in Central Europe and it shares borders with Denmark in the North, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and France in the West, Austria and Switzerland in the South and Poland and the Czech Republic in the East. The North Sea and the Baltic Sea represent additional National Borders in the North. The official language of Germany is German and Berlin is the capital. The climate is quite pleasant with almost all variety of seasonal flavors as temperate, marine, cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers, occasional warm, tropical foehn wind and high relative humidity. Germany is divided into 16 states which are further subdivided into 439 districts and cities.
Bad Homburg is the capital city of the Hochtaunuskreis, Hesse, Germany, located on the southern slope of the Taunus, bordering among others Frankfurt and Oberursel. The city's formal name is Bad Homburg vor der Hohe. It is well known for its medically used mineral waters and spa, and for its casino. Today, Bad Homburg is one of the wealthiest cities in Germany, in part thanks to its vicinity to Frankfurt, as many of the directors and employees of the Frankfurt banks live in Bad Homburg.
The way in which the local history is written gives the reader to believe that Bad Homburg's documented history began with the mention of the Villa Tidenheim in the Lorsch codex, connected with the year 782. In the 20th century, Bad Homburg became a favourite residential area among the upper crust. On 30th November 1989, one of its members, Alfred Herrhausen, the head of the Deutsche Bank, was killed and his driver was injured by a car bomb in Bad Homburg. It was alleged that this was an attack by the Red Army Faction, though this has never been conclusively proven.
Bad Homburg's civic coat of arms was granted in 1903 but is said to date from the 15th century on the basis of seals known from that time, although they show a saltire rather than the two adzes seen today. A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, luxurious hotels and cottages, Bad Homburg is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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